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SAMI ALSULAMI

  • Project Manager
  • Business analysis
  • IT Manager
  • Information Technology
  • Finance

Professional Status

Employed
Available

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About Me

A seasoned telecommunication Senior S. Manager with +13 years of rich experience in steering Radio Access Network evolution, delivering cost effective network planning & design solutions that match Mobily short and long term profitable business.Championed management of high-end portfolio of projects/ programs while meeting the scope, schedule, resource and budget commitments.

Manage all resources to deliver business excellence, maximize customer relationship through ownership and creation of technical solutions that best meet the needs of customers. Charismatic entrepreneurial self-starter, expert in guiding the development of Mobily new business.

Leading innovative projects and striving for continuous improvements. Instituted complex network architectures and provided solution design for robust mobile network. Seeking a techno-commercial position to achieve business objectives through the innovative delivery of telecommunication solutions.

Experience

  • Develop and maintain technology road map for Radio Access Network layers(2G,3G,4G).
  • Radio Frequency Spectrum Management(Auction Evaluation, Re-farming Analysis, Re-arrangement, New Allocation)
  • High level Mobile Radio design(Technology, City, eNBs Configuration)
  • Proficient in RFP writing, Participate in RFQs committees (Some of them I was acting as Committee Co-chairman) to insure that network strategy was considered and to utilize the budget at maximum efficiency.
  • Establishing, planning and forecasting the long & short-term Radio Access network budget in accordance with technology road map and expansion requirements to ensure an excellent customer experience and loyalty.
  • Manage resources to optimize network OPEX and CAPEX by providing different proposals from all Mobily technology departments and marketing,finance, business.
  • Promote strategic technical partnerships with vendors, especially their R&D centers and resources to contribute to realization of company strategy and expansion plans.
  • Monitor mid-term and long-term Radio Access Network global trends and identify profitable business opportunities.
  • Cultivating a high-performing team, creating a compelling vision, clear direction and strategy for the team.
  • Alignment with Finance, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs & CITC for Expansion inputs & Forecast.
  • Planning and Conducting of trials and important features required for the network in coordination with design, optimization and vendor teams to decide which products , solutions or features should be adopted in Mobily network.

Radio Access Network Design Engineering Manager

Mobily
February 2010 to June 2016
  • Meeting Mobily coverage, capacity and performance requirements in the assigned geographical areas based on market demands and technological developments.
  • Evaluate proposals received from vendors on new Radio Access Network equipment and recommends on their compatibility with the existing configuration.
  • Analyzed bids, evaluated techno commercial competitiveness and led negotiations.
  • Exhibited extensive understanding of all telecommunications vendor Products evolution such Radio Units, Basband and BSC/RNC.
  • Contributor to the committee to establish UPL (Unit Price List) for Ericsson.
  • Collated progress reports on Radio Access Network projects, consolidated Management brief, focused on financial performance and areas that needed leadership’s attention.
  • Responsible for Hajj and Makkah Haram Network Planning and Design for 6 years

Radio Access Network Project Engineer

Mobily
May 2005 to February 2010
  • Conceptualized and implemented plans to optimize solutions, served as technical escalation point in support of high risk and complex operational challenges. Provided weekly updates of any known issues/ risks to Senior Management.
  • Conducted feasibility study for new projects. Provided data-driven insights for investment opportunities, competitive landscape and strategies for network across the region.
  • Facilitated coordination between concerned departments in Mobily and different vendors, governmental and private sectors to achieve the required goal.
  • Dexterously managed project closing, hand over and also in charge of PAT, PAC, and FAT & FAC.
  • Successfully managed critical missions especially during high traffic seasons and prompt requirements for site coverage & capacity.

Communication Engineer

L.M.Ericsson
October 2004 to April 2005
  • Cell Plan and Site Design and Site survey
  • Drive testing and Optimization
  • Specific coverage studies
  • Indoor Solution Design.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Communication & Electronics Engineering

King Abdu Aziz University
June 1999 to June 2004

Most of a telecom engineer's work is carried out on a project basis with tight deadlines and well-defined milestones for the delivery of project objectives. Telecommunication engineers are involved across all aspects of service delivery, from carrying out feasibility exercises and determining connectivity to preparing detailed, technical and operational documentation.

PMP Preparation Diploma

SAC
Since 2016

Technical Training Courses

Telecoms Vendor
Since 2004

I have a bunch of Technical training courses in different fields of Mobile access networks.

Skills

  • Significantly enhanced project management competency and delivered value to organization
  • Provided direction, leadership to achieve established goals through strategic project planning thus accomplishing milestones- completion on time within the allocated budget and achieving the project goals and baselines
  • Entrusted to participate in decision making process around technology strategy, conduct analysis on technical viability of solutions and provide guidance on delivery of complex projects
  • Business Catalyst/ Leader, expert at influencing stakeholders to drive change and innovation. Leverage data, analytics and industry knowledge to maintain and identify new revenue opportunities with existing clients
  • Entrenched the company's strategic position by building relationships with key client/ C-suite level decision makers
  • Proffering strategic network performance orchestration solutions, facilitating new feature and technology evaluation to drive continuous improvement in RAN Performance & Customer experience KPI
  • Undertook analysis and made complex operational decisions relating to planning activities. Measured and directed network improvements from a customer's perspective
  • Dexterously optimized network OPEX and CAPEX by adopting breakthrough models, streamlining operations while enhancing the quality of service. Highlight and raise early warning signals on the costs, profitability margins, and completion period
  • Driving cost change, champion new ideas to completion and working with operations management to be more cost effective

Interests

  • Movies
  • Documentary movies
  • Reading Books
  • Travel with Family.
  • Travel with Friends.